Matthew Scott ( Broadway credits: Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, Sondheim on Sondheim) has created a deeply personal - and therefore universal - show about the experiencing a big loss, and finding joy again. When Scott's dad was 33, The Jesus Year - and the title of this show - he came to know that he might not live to see his four young sons grow up. So he began writing them a letter — life lessons ranging from communication to spirituality to sex - that was found after his death, when Scott was 13. For Scott, the letter became a cherished guide to growing up as he navigated intimate relationships, a professional career, challenges with anxiety, and the early years of fatherhood to two sons of his own. Scott, who by then has taken Broadway by storm in a string of hits that includes Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys and An American in Paris — has woven his father‘s letter, anecdotes from his own life, and a collection of classic pop and Broadway songs (from Paul McCartney and Billy Joel to William Finn and Stephen Sondheim) into a moving and rousing one-man show, with direction by Joe Calarco and music direction by Vadim Feichtner.
"Touching, personal, and vulnerable, Scott has written a script married to 12 songs that perfectly convey the story he is telling. THE JESUS YEAR is one to watch out for." - BroadwayWorld